How a State-of-Fluster Can Win

“Five minutes until start time for the 10k runners. Five minutes,” blares the announcer’s voice. Hundreds of people congregate in their respective pace times. The cool Oklahoma wind swirls. Upbeat “pump you up” music unconsciously sets a positive mindset. “Three minutes until the start time for the 10k runners. Three minutes,” says the announcer. It’sContinue reading “How a State-of-Fluster Can Win”

Admit One: Zoo

We celebrated my sweet friend’s birthday with Italian takeout and ourĀ  kids. Once dinner was over, the kids scurried off to the playroom. Our lady talk lasted about five minutes before the interruptions took control. It went something like this: talk, chase the crawler, talk, check on the screaming kiddos, talk and get the kidsContinue reading “Admit One: Zoo”

5 Ways to Cure Life’s Momentary Hiccups

I had a crisis on Thursday. I lost my credit card. I dug through the trash of smelly macaroni and cheese, rock hard cinnamon rolls and slimy brussel sprouts. No card. I checked the crevices and pockets in my car. No card. I searched the house high and low including the laundry hamper. No card.Continue reading “5 Ways to Cure Life’s Momentary Hiccups”

Come as You are, Accept as We are

Who are you on the inside – your true self? Who are you to the outside world – your family, friends, coworkers, etc.? Are you the same person on the inside as you appear to those on the outside? You likely have one of three answers to the last question – yes, sometimes or no.Continue reading “Come as You are, Accept as We are”